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chathamsolutions

Prop Nut Cone

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chathamsolutions

Please excuse my ignorance.

Looking at Chaabo's gallery I found this:

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index....cmd=si&img=1551

My boat doesn't have one, I've never seen one, what is it?

Is it specific to DD's?

Is it something only a slalom rider would understand, IE 'A tool used to shrink the wake.'

Or is it plain and simple BLING BABY!, only visible to those behind you when you're towing?

IE Polished Wedge plate.

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LS-One

I have never seen one either but I would have to imagine it would eleiminate the turbulane caused by a hex nut and a bent cotter pin spinning at high RPM in the water.

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SacRiverRat

i believe it is a safety item, you'd had to be scratched by that dang cotter pin while the shaft was spinning....

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srud

This came up on the WSR site a while back. IRC it just a coolness factor that is worth $30 to $40. I'm sure Chaabo will fill in the details soon.

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dlb

It looks like "Euro Bling" to me. Shocking.gifShocking.gif

I think I'll add it to my B-day list!

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Texasguy

Whistling.gif You ain't got a thing, if you ain't got that Bling!! Whistling.gif

If you had that kind of Bling you'ld post it too!!

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edwin

Ultra bling...

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onamission

Prop cap from Acme, $35. Just some bling for the fish to look at.

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Texasguy

A Real Bling-Miester

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M3Fan

I think that's really cool, actually.

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HRemington

it allows you to go faster in reverse...

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chathamsolutions
it allows you to go faster in reverse...

Hank wins. I'll buy it just for that. :)

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JohnnyBlueToes

Off the WRS thread post by Onamission:

"It threads onto the shaft over the prop nut and locks with a set screw, you do need to take the cotter pin off."

Am I the only one that would be concerned about galling up the threads of the shaft with the use of a set screw? And if this thing threads on over the nut, what is keeping the nut from backing off inside the cone? Is there a shoulder inside this thing that seats up against the nut? :unsure:

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onamission
Off the WRS thread post by Onamission:

"It threads onto the shaft over the prop nut and locks with a set screw, you do need to take the cotter pin off."

Am I the only one that would be concerned about galling up the threads of the shaft with the use of a set screw? And if this thing threads on over the nut, what is keeping the nut from backing off inside the cone? Is there a shoulder inside this thing that seats up against the nut? :unsure:

The set screw locks onto the prop nut which has a nyloc bushing in it to prevent it from backing off. Looked up the price from Acme last year and it was $34.45 with shipping.

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JohnnyBlueToes

Off the WRS thread post by Onamission:

"It threads onto the shaft over the prop nut and locks with a set screw, you do need to take the cotter pin off."

Am I the only one that would be concerned about galling up the threads of the shaft with the use of a set screw? And if this thing threads on over the nut, what is keeping the nut from backing off inside the cone? Is there a shoulder inside this thing that seats up against the nut? :unsure:

The set screw locks onto the prop nut which has a nyloc bushing in it to prevent it from backing off. Looked up the price from Acme last year and it was $34.45 with shipping.

If this is true, what is the point of the cotter pin?

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NorCaliBu
If this is true, what is the point of the cotter pin?

The cone nut acts as a "locknut" if you will. You tighten it against the prop nut then tighten the set screw against the prop nut. The two nuts tightened against each other cause a binding in the threads that prevent them from backing off. Without the double-nut effect the cotter pin is your safety.

Hope that's clear...though it doesn't seem to be. Crazy.gif:lol:

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Chaabo

As most info is given - I installed it with Loctite to be sure not to loose it (and the prop). Surprised.gif

Looks ultra cool - but usually nobody really notice that item. So it's a total WOM. Crazy.gif

It's called "Fair Water Cap" and is available directly through ACME for less than 30 USD.

(If you order it be sure to get the one for the 1 1/8 shaft!)

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88Skier
Please excuse my ignorance.

Looking at Chaabo's gallery I found this:

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index....cmd=si&img=1551

My boat doesn't have one, I've never seen one, what is it?

Is it specific to DD's?

Is it something only a slalom rider would understand, IE 'A tool used to shrink the wake.'

Or is it plain and simple BLING BABY!, only visible to those behind you when you're towing?

IE Polished Wedge plate.

WSM did a test on these and they allow VDs to steer in reverse.

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MIKEGOUGH1

I love it, gotta have one. I love useless bling. I'll waste $30 at Walmart this week, might as well be used for help with the coolness factor.

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MARiley

Please excuse my ignorance.

Looking at Chaabo's gallery I found this:

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index....cmd=si&img=1551

My boat doesn't have one, I've never seen one, what is it?

Is it specific to DD's?

Is it something only a slalom rider would understand, IE 'A tool used to shrink the wake.'

Or is it plain and simple BLING BABY!, only visible to those behind you when you're towing?

IE Polished Wedge plate.

WSM did a test on these and they allow VDs to steer in reverse.

:lol::lol: Edited by madchild

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Chia

what is the thing on the rudder? I have seen it on newer boats but not on mine.

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NorCaliBu
what is the thing on the rudder?

Turn signal. :unsure: That way, when the fish are up close checkin' out your bling (prop nut cone) they'll know which way the boat is going to turn. Biggrin.gif

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WakeGirl

Please excuse my ignorance.

Looking at Chaabo's gallery I found this:

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index....cmd=si&img=1551

My boat doesn't have one, I've never seen one, what is it?

Is it specific to DD's?

Is it something only a slalom rider would understand, IE 'A tool used to shrink the wake.'

Or is it plain and simple BLING BABY!, only visible to those behind you when you're towing?

IE Polished Wedge plate.

WSM did a test on these and they allow VDs to steer in reverse.

Don't tempt Andy like that!

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Baddog

WSM did a test on these and they allow VDs to steer in reverse.

And who wants VD anyway? You don't hear much about it anymore, but it's still out there. The gift that keeps on giving.

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